When I started my journey with the makeup all I invested in was good base products and everything else except makeup brushes. No prizes for guessing that I was never happy with the results. So after that I invested in Colorbar brushes, though there was some improvement but still I wanted something better. I didn’t have heart to splurge on MAC Brushes and I was looking for a good alternative and then came Luxola to the rescue. They had Sigma brushes so I thought to give Flat Kabuki brush a try. I was so happy with the results it gave. Flawless finish in seconds. I was really happy with the result, I applied for their affiliate program and after it was approved I was sent a welcome kit for the review.
Contents of the welcome kit were:
- Kabuki 3D-HD Brush
- Mini Sweeper E 54
- Buff & Blend E 39
- Blush in Cheeky
- Eyeshadow in Fawn
- Lip Pencil in Mirth
- Sigma Spa Express Brush Cleansing Glove
Kabuki 3D HD Brush
So I was loving my F80 Kabuki Brush by Sigma but after using this brush I have almost stopped using kabuki brush as well as my beloved Beauty Blender. Its covers the curvy areas of the face where blending using a flat top kabuki brush was a tedious job like corners around the nose, inner corner of the eye plus the pointed top and flat slanted sideways (if that makes sense 😛 ) makes it really easy to buff and blend respectively. I really am eyeing on the 3D HD Precision Brush which can be used for blending in the concealer. Fibers are synthetic and they are very soft on skin. Does not poke my skin which by the way is very sensitive. What I liked about this brush is apart from MAC Matchmaster it worked really well with the Kryolan TV Paint Stick which is very thick. You can this brush online here
Medium Sweeper E 54 & Buff – Blend E 39
I used mini sweeper brush for applying the eyeshadow on my eyelids and to my surprise it worked really well without eating up the product and placing just the right amount. Fibers are really really soft. They look like animal hair but actually it is synthetic. Then I used my Buff and Blend brush for placing the crease color and blending it with the lid color. What I didn’t like about this brush is poked a little bit and plus the blending didn’t give that as I would get with my MAC 217. So I would use this brush just for placing the crease color or outer V color while doing a smoky eye. You can these brushes online from here and here
Eyeshadow Blush in Cheeky
At first I didn’t expect much from this blush. Though it had satin-y finish still I thought it will not live up to my expectations. But, you guys it is really amazing. Though a bit powder-y but the color payoff is amazing and it’s a perfect chocolate brown with maroon-ish tone to it. It wore off really well on me. 4 hours in this heat. I thought it would melt away but didn’t. It does not look harsh on skin or does not makes the skin look dry as some blushes make my well moisturized cheeks look dry but this one rather made them look healthy and smooth. Packaging of the blush is quite simple. Black pot with a transparent lid with sigma written over it. Plastic is of cheap quality and as sturdy as my other blush cases and no it is not cheap. It is a $12 blush so I expect a better packaging as they do for their brushes. You can buy this online here
Lip Base in Mirth
Lip pencil in Mirth is a magenta colored cream matte pencil which glides on the lips very smoothly. It didn’t dry my lips but not hydrating either. This can be worn alone as a matte lip or can be topped up with a clear gloss or a colored lipstick. I didn’t like the smell which I could feel while applying the lip base. It was kersosene/petrol kinda smell. But once applied smell was gone. The only con I felt was that when I tried pulling it off over a lip balm it just didn’t cling to my lips. So I had to remove the balm before applying this lip pencil.
Sigma Spa Express Brush Cleansing Glove
Now comes the star of the show which is this brush cleansing glove. It has 7 different textures on it which makes the brush cleaning and rinsing very easy and hassle free. It can be used for both face and eye brushes.
After soaking in the brushes in the liquid soap for 1-2 minutes I started by rinsing them on the different textures one at a time in order to clean the brushes. What I loved about this cleansing glove is without applying too much pressure all the dirt came of and left my brushes clean. While rinsing out the soap I again swirled the brushes on the glove so that no soap is left in the fibers.
Earlier I used to swirl them in a bowl after soaking them in the soap solution and just rinse the soap off by keeping the brushes under running water and who knows how much pressure I applied while cleaning them. But with Sigma Spa Express Brush Cleansing Glove I am assured that with minimal pressure and little swirling here and there on the 7 textures my brushes will be cleaned. You can buy this cleansing glove from here.
Hope you all liked this post. Have you guys used Sigma Brushes before? Do let me know in the comments 🙂